2018 Workforce Development Symposium

The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW), the State Workforce Development Board, the S.C. Chamber of Commerce and the SC Technical College System are hosting the 2018 Workforce Development Symposium Wednesday, September 12 – Thursday, September 13.

With South Carolina employment at record levels, recruitment, training and retention of qualified employees are challenges impacting business growth in the state. In order to continue to develop a workforce, trained and prepared for the jobs of the future, business and industry representatives, economic and workforce development professionals and key stakeholders will convene to discuss resources, opportunities and best practices.

Sessions include topics such as the youth apprenticeship model, diversifying recruitment efforts, changing the perception of high-demand jobs, sector partnerships to align workforce, bridging the generational gap, supporting community-based efforts, and more. The opening session will include a panel discussion with workforce leaders in the state.

The State Workforce Development Board will conduct their quarterly meeting on the second day of the symposium.

What: Workforce Development Symposium

When: Wednesday, September 12 – Thursday, September 13.

Where: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, S.C.

More Information: https://www.scchamber.net/events/2018-workforce-development-symposium

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About DEW
The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) is putting South Carolinians to work. The agency invests in building a pipeline of quality workers, matches workers with jobs, and is a bridge for individuals who find themselves out of work for no fault of their own. This promotes financial stability and economic prosperity for employers, individuals and communities. DEW is dedicated to advancing South Carolina through services that meet the needs of the state’s businesses, jobseekers and those looking to advance their careers.


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